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Traditional Home Magazine, Color and Rebecca Ray Designs

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Rebecca | 1 comment

Traditional Home Magazine and Rebecca Ray Designs have a lot in common in April's issue of the magazine!!  On page 34 of The Color issue, the editors of this venerable arbitrator of timeless home design feature pops of Rebecca Ray color with the Maryann Duffel in yellow, the Camryn Bag in navy and two of our brightest colored moc-croc Bit Cuffs, orange and cobalt.  We are so delighted to be included in the pages of Traditional Home; it is a lovely benchmark moment for us. 

 

Certainly, our faithful followers know that color plays a tremendous role in everything that we do here at Rebecca Ray Designs.  I've certainly never been one to shy away from color, which breathes life, depth and excitement into everything we create.  Our signature Maryann Tote in Orange is known as one of our most popular pieces. We continue to push the unusual and vibrant color barriers of fashion every day.  In fact, years ago, I singlehandedly got myself placed on my painter's watch list (and this isn't a positive!) by requesting that we paint the living room in the most delicious shade of dark navy blue with bright white trim and blue and white Delft tiles around the fireplace. It was much like the rooms featured on page 70 -71 in April's Traditional Home issue! In our last home, our dining room wall paper had tasteful sprays of marvelous florals underpinned with robin's egg blue in a very federal pattern. The family room had a Revolutionary War mustard, taken from historical Mount Vernon style colors. At the new farm, Hemlock Lane of Valley High, I've saturated the old, original kitchen cabinetry with a deep blue. I find that these colors provide the perfect backdrop for my collections while giving great dimension and warmth to our rooms.

 

 

 

Be sure to pick up a copy of the April 2014 issue of Traditional Home! Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest so that we can all continue to share in their marvelous use of color.

 

Rebecca

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Hurray! Summer's Here at Rebecca Ray!

Posted on June 05, 2013 by Rebecca | 0 comments

I do believe, that after a slightly contentious winter that hung on way too long, it appears that summer is finally here.  A chance to wear all of those bright colors that we have been longing for.  For me, it is also a time to pick flowers out of the garden almost every evening - I hunt and gather and run in to poke through all of my containers, vases and pitchers that I have collected throughout the years. Nothing perks up a room quite like fresh flowers! At our new farm, the peonies are particularly stunning this year all in pinks and whites in various shapes.  I'm pairing them with simple variegated hosta leaves that I also find in the yard.  The flowering trees are also a source of inspiration; I love placing branches in mid-century vases of strong greeks and blues.  Our hydrangeas are big and pink, and I love pairing those blooms with white ironstone or milk glass. Summer is also one of my favorite times because it is the start of all of our local, fresh farmer's markets. All of that fresh produce and home grown product inspires me to go home and cook!

 

From flowers to fruits, I have always been captivated by these bright colors found in nature, and the inspiration has translated into my designs! Whenever I see a dark red delicious apple, I am reminded of the time when I designed The Maryann handbag. I was trying to pick out a rich fall color for the bag and saw the apple I had with my lunch… and that’s how the red Maryann came to be! A pink Camryn handbag is always reminiscent to me of the pink peonies in my garden and a orange Croc Bracelet makes me long for sweet summer peaches. Hope you get inspired to both garden and embrace Summer style with Rebecca Ray!!

 

Best,

Rebecca 

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